Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (454)

Dara Calleary

Question:

454. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Health the status of section 23 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018; when he plans to commence the section; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16622/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I commenced section 23 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act by Order of 1 November 2018 and the section came into operation on 12 November 2018.

Section 23 gives the Minister for Health the power to make regulations in relation to the sale and supply of alcohol products. Regulations are currently being developed and will be finalised with the assistance of the Office of the Attorney General.